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Argosy University Online
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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Argosy University is an amazing school. The teachers are very helpful and understanding. I was honored to make president's list and recieve a certificate. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to move further in there education or career. 5 stars to this school.

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Colin Bush - 8 days ago

I'm currently a student in the Argosy MBA program, and I can tell you with firm conviction that the program is horrible. I just finished my 3rd class, and my experience thus far has been very dissatisfying. I'll tell you the pro's before the con's:

Pros: The online classroom is flexible, easy to use and convenient. I can complete my schoolwork at the times I choose, and as long as I stay on pace with the course modules on a weekly basis, I am able to get through the 5-week classes with little scheduling dilemmas. Also, the project based format requires you to build a pretty good understanding of the material.

Cons: The professors are either completely uninvolved, or they provide extremely unclear (or even worse, incomplete) instruction, then hold you to unfair standards in the grading process. I am 100% confident that the professors in my first 2 classes did not even view my projects. Rather, they relied on the automatic "turn-it-in" (turnitin.com) review to do all of the evaluation of my work. My 3rd professor, on the other hand, would refuse to grade my work unless it conformed to his formatting standard. This is understandable from a professor, and at first I was relieved that someone at Argosy was actually going to give me instruction. However, his standard for grading was very different than the instruction material he provided. This lead to much frustration, as he would return my work ungraded because it did not meet his standard, yet he did a horrible job in explaining what his standard was. I found myself guessing at what he was looking for. While completing the final elements of the class, I thought he might be providing vague instruction in order to get me to think critically about the assignments. I thought maybe I was just being a bad student, and that I need to take his unclear instruction and make the most of it. Alas, my final project was returned with a 160/300 (a failing grade). The professor said it was because I did not incorporate instruction that was provided in an email he sent to the whole class. I have scoured the course and my emails and this mysterious email is nowhere to be found.

In short, the theory behind the classroom modules at Argosy is solid enough, but the instruction is either non-existent or full of frustrating, bumbling shenanigans that I can only assume are intended to create a synthetic (and unnecessary) illusion of difficulty in order to justify the ego of an old-fashioned and unimportant professor's modality.

Also, the help that the local Salt Lake City campus offers is frustratingly limited as well. The staff at the Salt Lake City office seems uncoordinated and unwilling to budge from a mostly un-involved and un-supportive relationship with their students. After I raised as much of a commotion as possible, I have been given marginal, stunted and reserved support. In fact, my academic adviser seems to be afraid of me.

If you are looking for an institution that will assist you in learning, growing and succeeding (like you might expect from an institution of higher education), look elsewhere. If you want unnecessary stress, frustrating service and an uninspired education experience, Argosy is for you.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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My undergrad experience at Ashford was so wonderful, and then I arrived at Argosy. What a great big disappointment. The worst part about Argosy is the professors. They are all so obviously there to collect a part time job paycheck. They aren't friendly, helpful, or mentoring. One even sent out the entire class a bizarre rambling email that mentioned he was high on painkillers. LOL. Then, there are all the Argosy polices. Policies on top of policies. The one I found the most disgusting? That even if you're in the hospital they still charge you for the course you had to drop. There is no refund unless you file an appeal and that rate of success? Dismal. The school sucks. I won't be working on my doctorate there.

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Attend Argosy at your own risk
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Degree: Education, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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Argosy University is an awful institution. After working and consistently paying on my payment plan, Argosy still screwed me over. I was set to graduate during this commencement. I was e-mailed and told 2 weeks prior to the commencement that per their policy I still could not graduate. This institution is some cut and I would never recommend that you attend. If you do so, do not believe what they tell you about the experience you can expect because everything that they are saying is only to get you in there. I wish I had listened to my mother and attended Bowie State University. Do yourself a favor, do not attend this institution where no one keeps their word.

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Great experience at Argosy University...(Ed. S....
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Degree: Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Graduation Year: 2008
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I really enjoyed the classes at Argosy and was very happy that I was able to complete my internship at a school over the summer as I worked at a Department of Defense school in Germany at the time and could not do the internship during the regular school year. Argosy instructors were extremely supportive and former counselors who gave me real world skills I could use immediately when I eventually became a guidance counselor.

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Single Mother, Full Time Job and Full Time Student
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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Being that I am a single mother with a full time job, having the access to a University degree online when I could find the time to work on school without sacrificing money from work or time with my child was the most beneficial. The classes were interesting, the instructors were always there to help if needed and tutoring was always open to me. I could have taken classes at the school but online at home was the best option for me.

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Degree: Criminal Justice/Police Science
Graduation Year: 2016
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I am writing this review because I am upset with the financial part of my online education with Argosy. I am uncertain if the financial aid that I did use go towards classes that I took and not retakes. Even though they told me financial aid doesn't cover retakes. On my account summary it's classes posted that I haven't taken. And it makes it confusing as far as did my financial go towards classes I didn't take considering I have been told I exhausted my financial aid. I haven't attended class since December 2013 because they told me I ran completely out of funding. I requested reaffirmation through my Fed loan servicing provider. They reviewed their data base and said I had money left. I called Argosy they told me oh yea.. You have $3,000 left. I already emailed compliance who financed my loans to go over my account at the school to make sure the money went towards what it was suppose to go to and to make sure it didn't cover retakes or any of the classes I haven't taken yet. Hopefully I get answers because it's looks like I'm at an over $20,000 out the pocket cost to finish.. I have used $57,000 already is what they saying for classes I have taken and still no degree. I'm very disappointed and upset. Kind of lost respect for the school where my finances are concerned. I take full responsibility if I'm wrong and I will just have to make away to pay. But, I should have to come out my pocket if funds were mismanaged.:(

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Rebecca - about 1 month ago

I have had this same experience. I didn't know it was possible to run out of funds before graduating!!! Everyone I talk to tells me its their job to manage our funds so we get through the degree. I also printed my statements and had a CPA look over them, he found many errors, which no one wants to deal with.

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Rebecca - about 1 month ago

I have had this same experience. I didn't know it was possible to run out of funds before graduating!!! Everyone I talk to tells me its their job to manage our funds so we get through the degree. I also printed my statements and had a CPA look over them, he found many errors, which no one wants to deal with.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2017
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Argosy University is a great school. I can work at my own pace without having to worry about sitting through long lectures. I enjoy the convenience off my schedule. I sign on, do my work then im back to taking care of my three children. Online classes are easier for people who are uneasy with the though of being in large class rooms for hours surrounded by over 30 people. Online classes give me the sense of one on one. I interact with my peers but I still have my own voice. I have been attending Argosy University since May of 2011. I am pleased with the experiences, classes and people Ive met. I will continue to strive until my graduation date.

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I LOVE ARGOSY UNIVERSITY ONLINE!
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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2016
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I absolutely LOVE Argosy University Online! I am going online to pursue an Associates Degree in Psychology, and then hopefully further my education through them. I do not think that it is easy work handed out to their students, I too, have had to sacrifice a lot to get to where I am at academically. I, in my first semester of College, made the "Presidents List" on the Honor Roll, that is above the Deans list, and I had to work my butt off to get there. I love my Professors, I have learned a lot so far, and I love the University. I am sorry to all those on here that have had a bad experience, But I have had nothing but good experiences. However, I do have to say that getting a hold of the Financial Aid Counselor has been really difficult, that is my only complaint.

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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018
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I would suggest this program to people who have little to no experience with college. I believe, after doing extensive research that it is worth at least getting an associates degree with Argosy. The staff of counseling professionals have been excellent. They walked me through every step of the financial aid process and I was able to get my school paid in full for the most part. Before starting, I called other schools such as Fuller Theological seminary, UCLA and Notre Dame. All well renowned schools of which share the same accreditation as Argosy University. The name of the accreditation is Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). upon calling these institutions, I asked the question "If I wanted to transfer to your college after receiving credits from Argosy University online would the credits transfer?" They all responded similarly: If I receive my associates degree through Argosy the credits will absolutely transfer. After that there isn't any guarantees depending on the contents of the classes. So far I am well into my fifth class and the substance of each class has been easily paced, communication from staff and students is diligent and any thing that I have learned was because I had learned it my self previously through books I have read. My comparison is based on my local community college that seemed to dump a ton of work load on students the second you started class, which, of course is to be expected. My local community college also did not help me with the financial aid process, and gave me attitude whenever I would ask them questions about financial aid, degree programs or even choices in classes they had to offer. I understand that Argosy university may be using sales tactics to get me to attend their school, I am not oblivious to this fact. However, I would not have started school for many years without my counselors direction. I do not know what my educational choice will be after I receive my associates, this will all depend on what the local colleges require of me. I do know that my education is more important to me than just receiving a piece of paper. I want to learn as much as I can while I am in school, and if my core classes are as lame as my associates are I will be going else where. I am also seeking out Internship programs with in my area of study which will allow for me to receive as much hands on experience as I can so that when ever I graduate I can say I have years of work experience under my belt. By the way, Organizational Leadership was my chosen degree path. I hope I was helpful. If you don't believe me, call these colleges for yourself.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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If you graduate from this university you have earned it. Yes it is hard and costly but getting a doctorate degree is hard and costly.

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